Wednesday, January 24, 2007


My grandmother passed away on Saturday. She was having throat problems for a couple of years now, but two weeks ago she had another bad episode and went into the emergency room. She died two days after being moved to another hospital.

I wasn't able to finish her sweater in time.

If anyone would like to take over the knitting, I would be happy to give it to you. The night of her death I took the needles off the project, and placed it all in a bag. I know that if I try to work on it I'll just be reminded with every stitch how I'll never see her again.

It's nice yarn, it would be a shame for it to go to waste.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Fiber Arts show starts tomorrow

Framed Fibers: A Study in Abstraction
January 13 through January 21
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13, 7 pm – 10 pm

Framed Fibers features works by local artists that incorporate the
fiber arts -- felting, weaving, knitting, etc, -- with an emphasis on
color and texture.

Featured artists include Regina Vorgang, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Sadonya
Antebi, Drewcilla Annese, Amy Bouse, and Karen Lockert.

And while you're in the area, check out some of the other galleries
open during Second Saturday:

NELAart is also having a fundraiser tonight from 7-10 at MorYork
Gallery. Tickets are available at our shop, participating galleries,
or at the door.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Dyed sweater

Here's my grandmother's sweater so far.

It's a cardigan, really. I'm planning on making the top of it a yoke (adding the sleeves to the body and knitting the rest in one piece). And no, I'm not gonna do a fairisle yoke, the variation of the skeins will probably be exciting enough. And yes, I do realize now that I have a light stripe. I tried switching between skeins for much of the sweater, but evidently I got bored. I'm wondering if I could a little dye directly on parts of that stripe, then microwaving it, a la kool aid style.